mercredi 10 juillet 2013

Review: Kiko's Purifying Mask

Ah, Kiko... I think that even years from now, you will be my one true love. Not the one that is all fireworks and colour, which builds up fast and then leaves you wondering what happened after, no, no, no. You'd be the sturdy, reliable type, the one I'd turn to when I'm looking for a good result and would not disappoint.

Image via website.

The Purifying Mask was the very first Kiko product I tried. I wandered in their store shortly after the outlet was opened near my school, and everything was on sale. I was looking for a little something to supplement my current cleanser and this little number seemed just like what I needed.

I went home, tried it on, and... wow. I mean, wow.

Granted, I didn't have that much experience with cleansers, but it was definitely a Love Lettuce moment for me. The difference was noticeable and immediate, my face felt clean and refreshed.

As this is a clay-based mask, it's perfect for oily/combination skin. Admittedly, I don't feel like my blemishes got any better or worse, but that's mostly because my skin doesn't give two straws about the stuff I put on it. The product itself is paraben-free and hypoallergenic, which is always a plus, and, here's the best part, it's not really that expensive.

(Maybe I should rename this blog the Beauty Purse, I do seem to talk about costs a lot.)

At 5.90 GBP/EUR for 75 ml. this is about as much/half as much as a Lush mask of the same size, and yet this baby managed to last me a lot longer than Cosmetic Warrior or Love Lettuce combined. (Granted, I don't have to worry about the expiration date here.)  I don't need to use a lot, and the results always satisfied me. It's a comfort that, should any of my other beauty experminets fail, I have this budget-friendly brand to fall back on.

What else can I say? I'm a sucker for a good mask. 5/5

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